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Saturday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 25-January-2020  22:37:22 (GMT +10) - by Agg

QNAP TBS-453DX-8G M.2 SSD NASbook on NikKTech.
Western Digital Blue SN550 NVMe SSD 1TB Solid State Drive on APHNetworks.
TerraMaster F5-422 Five-Bay NAS on Tweaktown.

ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 Liquid CPU Cooler on ThinkComputers.
Scythe Kaze Flex 120 RGB PWM Fan on TechPowerUp.

Audio Visual:
HiFiMAN ANANDA-BT headphones on TechPowerUp.
Razer Ripsaw HD Review: Streaming and Gameplay Capture Made Easy on Tweaktown.
Tronsmart Spunky Beat True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds on FunkyKit.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER AMP on video card FunkyKit.
HP Omen 17 Laptop on HotHardware.
Be Quiet! Pure Base 500 Mid-Tower Chassis on Tweaktown.
EVGA Z10 RGB Keyboard on TechPowerUp.

Misc Pics (20 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 24-January-2020  12:50:22 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Happy Birthday to meeeee.. and thanks to Axe and Simon this week!

Just a small batch this week, but here's a flash timewaster to make up for it: the ScoMo Simulator.

Wednesday Night Reviews (1 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 22-January-2020  23:55:41 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Reeven Justice II CPU Cooler on Tweaktown.
Bitspower Premium Summit M CPU Block on TechPowerUp.
Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 liquid cooler on Guru3D.

Video Cards:
Sapphire Pulse RX 5600 XT on Video Cards.
Radeon RX 5600 XT, Featuring the XFX RX 5600 XT Thicc II Pro on Bjorn3D.
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070 Super OC on NikKTech.
Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT OC on Guru3D.
Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC on Guru3D.
ASUS STRIX Radeon RX 5600 XT TOP on Guru3D.
ASRock RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming OC on LanOC.
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Review: A Top Notch 1080p Gaming GPU on HotHardware.
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT on TechSpot.
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Linux Gaming Performance on Phoronix.
ASUS RX 5600 XT EVO OC versus the GTX 1660 Ti Benchmarked with 50 games on BabelTechReviews.
ASUS Radeon RX 5600 XT STRIX OC on TechPowerUp.
Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT Pulse on TechPowerUp.
MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming X on ThinkComputers.
MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming Z on Guru3D.

Audio Visual:
AORUS CV27Q 165Hz Gaming Monitor on ThinkComputers.
Sennheiser GSP 670 Wireless Gaming Headset on Tweaktown.
SimCam AI Home WiFi Camera video review by OCClub.
XPG Precog Gaming Headset on Modders-Inc.
Razer Kraken Ultimate Gaming Headset on MadShrimps.
Sennheiser GSP 370 Wireless Gaming Headset on Vortez.

Input Etc:
1STPLAYER Fire Dancing K8 Keyboard/Mouse Set on APHNetworks.
Dream Machines DM4 EVO Gaming Mouse on MadShrimps.
Glorious Model D keyboard on TechPowerUp.

Power Supply:
PassMark Inline PSU Tester on TechPowerUp.
Zendure SuperTank 27.000mAh External Battery on NikKTech.

SAMSUNG T7 Touch external SSD on Vortez.
SanDisk iXpand flash drive on Vortez.

Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Ryzen 9 3950X vs. Core i9 9900KS In Nearly 150 Benchmarks on Phoronix.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) on Bjorn3D.
TEAM T-Force DARK Z Alpha DDR4-4000 16GB Memory Kit on Tweaktown.
Montech Air 900 ARGB case on TechPowerUp.
Microsoft Surface Pro X And Pro 7 tablets on HotHardware.

Wednesday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 22-January-2020  00:08:44 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Video Cards:
ASRock Radeon RX 5700 Challenger D 8G OC on OCInside.
EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO on TechPowerUp.
RTX 2060 versus the RX Vega 56 – revisited after 1 year with 60+ games on BabelTechReviews.
MSI RX 5500 XT Gaming X 8GB on LanOC.

Deep Cool MACUBE 310P on TechPowerUp.
Cougar DarkBlader-S RGB Full Tower on FunkyKit.
XPG Invader Mid-Tower on Tweaktown.
Zalman Z7 Neo mid-tower on OCInside.
SilverStone FARA B1 on APHNetworks.
Cooler Master MasterCase H100 Mini-ITX on Tweaktown.

ADATA XPG GAMMIX S50 1TB PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 SSD on FunkyKit.
Patriot Viper VPR100 1TB SSD on LanOC.
Team Group Delta Max RGB SSD 1 TB on TechPowerUp.
Buffalo TeraStation 6400 Four-Bay NAS on Tweaktown.
Team Group MP33 NVMe 512 GB SSD on Guru3D.

Misc Pics (32 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 17-January-2020  14:28:50 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to Zee for a few this week!

Forum Projects (0 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 17-January-2020  00:10:14 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Time to catch up on some more cool projects and reviews from the forums. Another good way to see what's going on in there is to hit the New Posts link. Enjoy!

DSTM (Dougie) has a slick
2-in-1 watercooled PC setup

Duality92 has a bling Aorus
Threadripper build

windwithme reviewed the
Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED

juzz86 meanwhile built an
external radiator system

WuZMoT has a Virtua Cop
Clone Arcade Cabinet

and mAJORD put together a
Slot A Athlon retro PC

Thursday Morning (11 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 16-January-2020  00:04:21 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I haven't posted much news from CES because there didn't really seem to be anything amazing to report on. There's a few roundup articles, including HotHardware's 12 Best of CES, Tweaktown's Best of CES Awards and The Verge's 8 Big Takeaways from CES.

PCGamer reckon the SSD was the best thing to happen to PCs in the last decade, and it's hard to disagree. SSDs have gotten faster and better, but their changing price is ultimately what made them one of the biggest developments of the decade. An SSD drastically improves every aspect of computing. Boot times, system responsiveness, file transfers, and game loads are all much better with an SSD compared to a hard drive, and they're now the default. Even the next-gen consoles are going to launch with SSDs.

The EU is working towards a legal requirement of a common charger for all mobile phones, thanmks Dion. I have to say, being able to charge my Thinkpad from any manner of USB-C PD charger, including a little one in my car, is very cool. The Commission's approach of “encouraging” industry to develop common chargers fell short of the co-legislators’ objectives. The voluntary agreements between different industry players have not yielded the desired results. A common charger should fit all mobile phones, tablets, e-book readers and other portable devices, MEPs will insist.

Australia is pirating media less, apparently. Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, welcomed the significant decrease in the consumption of pirated content and said it was in part due to the rising popularity of subscription entertainment services – such as Netflix, Spotify, Stan and Disney+ – and the rollout of ubiquitous high-speed broadband via the National Broadband Network.

Thanks to The Sizzle, here's a guide to making your own air quality monitor with a Raspberry Pi. We picked the SDS011 sensor for our project (see ‘Picking a sensor’ below for details on why). This sends output via a binary data format on a serial port. You can read this serial connection directly if you’re using a controller with a UART, but the sensors also usually come with a USB-to-serial connector, allowing you to plug it into any modern computer and read the data.

Microsoft Edge will turn into a Chrome-powered version soon.. does anyone use Edge? A few people have recommended Vivaldi as a good alternate browser. Also, this reminds me that my Windows 7 Pro PC displayed a big message about being EOL now. I really must try the W10 upgrade again sometime..


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